Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXVIII

Simplify, simplify.”

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Support “Life in Lapland”, an independent resource for planning travel in the far North above the Arctic Circle which will help you to spot Northern Lights & camp for free, amongst many more things!

The Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Kit is out and gets you all the gear you need to start tenkara fly fishing.

Joslyn will hike the JMT this summer and plans to make a movie about the women of the John Muir Trail - support her to bring this movie to your screen!

News & Dates for April 2014. [German]

The Outdoor-Spirit Podcast #19 is out.

Alexander Buisse just published his new eBook “The Workflow Book - Organize and Protect your Digital Photographs” - get a copy if photo management is something you still wonder about.

Want to go packrafting over Eastern? Loan a packraft & all gear for four days over Eastern for just 90€ + shipping from the Packrafting Store. And if you fall in love with packrafting, you even get a 60€ discount on a future purchase with your loan!

The Kvasnikoff family is getting ready to cycle from Canada to Panama & beyond - follow them!

Franz wonders: Can animals speak? [German]

Sidetracked Volume One is out - grab your copy or wait for my review, your call!

The Hierarchy Of Camping.

Trail Groove Issue 14 is out.

Available from the Trekking-Lite-Store.com is the new Nigor Moyo Backpack, a 340 g light Ripstop Nylon 27 l pack - ideal for overnighters.

Will Gadd answers the question: You’ve got kids. How do you handle taking mountain risks?

Gear Reviews & Deals

Planeta Packraft helps you to go ultralight with a packraft. [Spanish]

Tomáš reviews the Tarptent Notch. [Czech]

Chad packs gear for a 3 Day Backpacking Trip.

Jake tests the ZEMgear TERRA shoes.

Alice does some PCT food planning.

Ross takes a look at my CampSaver One Stop Shop Ultralight Gear List.

Dennis takes a rest in the Hennessy Hammock Explorer Ultralite Asym Classic.

Right now you can get free 2-day shipping on any Arcteryx item over $200 at CampSaver.com.

Till 17th of April there’s 30% off on selected Salomon Footwear, Apparel and Gear.

The GoLite Clearance Sale is in full swing and you can save up to 80% Off Ultralight Jackets, Shirts, Pants, And More At GoLite.com.

Backcountry.com has a Marmot 2 day sale with 25% off new 2014 gear and free shipping over $50.

At Eastern Mountain Sports you can save an additional 25% Off selected clearance items.

Bergfreunde have a 90€ Paddy Kava Crashpad + you can get a free Climb On! Mini Bar with the Coupon Code “vn-climbon”. There’s also other climbing gear offers which let you save up to 40% on Quickdraws, ropes & shoes.

The REI Member Rewards let you save 20% on 1 Item till 13th of April with the Coupon Code: SAVE20. Not a Member? Join Today!

Bergzeit has the new Mammut 2014 collection for you.

Old-school planning

Trip Reports

Joe is back and pays homage to Toni & Peter with a slow ride on his new Fatbike.

Andy heads out for a High Sierra Snowshoe Trip.

Ben was with Altai Hoks in the Swiss Mountains.

Charlie skies down the Pointe d’Orny NE Couloir.

Paige shares some Black and White Panoramas from around the World.

A ski tour to the Vermoispitze. [German]

Nick returns to Knik Glacier, inspired (likely) by Knik Glacier Biking.

Erik goes to Repovesi.

Katie enjoyed the superb conditions at the 2014 Alaska Winter Wilderness Classic.

Leor shares his 2014 Adventure Run Ideas.

Tierra del Fuego, Segunda Parte.

Expedition Sweden has reached Kvikkjokk.

Florence enjoys her time in Margalef, Spain. [French]

James remembers another winter.

Climbing in San Vito, Sicily.

Brendan goes for a big hike in the Grand Canyon.

A stroll to the Fern Canyon in Russian Gulch State Park.

Roger hikes around Häckeberga.

Ivo enjoys winter in Sarek. [Dutch]